Monthly Archives: November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friends!

Mike, Amy, Ben, Amanda, Alex, Pete & Cindy in the kitchen ready for dinner to begin. Happy Thanksgiving dear friends. I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for Marc and Sarah who have blessed and enriched my life beyond measure. They have made me want to rise above what I thought … Continue reading »

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Sarah Graduated from Navy Boot Camp!

I’m back from the windy city of Chicago. When they say windy they mean windy. I thought I’d freeze to death while there. I don’t know how Sarah has survived except she is tough. It was so good to see, hold and talk to my daughter. The ceremony was quite impressive, but nothing compares to … Continue reading »

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Bidding Farewell to North Carolina

With mixed emotions I drove away from Union Mills, North Carolina yesterday. I had settled in and it felt like home. I had a corner of the world to relax in, good friends and a community to be part of.. Yet, I missed my son and dear friends back in Richmond so much… Jon & … Continue reading »

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Last Day of Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills!

Hurray!!! Last Day of Training.. I’ve been here in North Carolina since September 9th. This has become like home. It is the longest I’ve stayed in one place since I closed up my house in June. Now, I’m back to the like of a nomad until I leave for Kazakhstan. Ending is bitter sweet. I’ve … Continue reading »

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Need Your Help!

Okay Everyone:As you probably have noticed I like to take pictures. I also like “NOT” to be in pictures.. It usually works just fine, BUT I need a photo for a business postcard I need.. Ugh.. I had a friend take some pictures today for this specific reason. I don’t like any of them particularly. … Continue reading »

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A quick update on the mural’s progress!

I just wanted to post a few pictures of what I did today on the mural. With classes this week I don’t know how much I’ll get done again until Friday. Here is the results of my work today. I was a little sad not to have my audience from yesterday, but was able to … Continue reading »

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A Good Day!

I am painting a mural in the Administration Building here in North Carolina. Since our school trains people to go and live in other countries it makes sense that the mural have people from all around the world. It is a fun project. I’m using many of the photos I’ve taken and gathering some from … Continue reading »

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Time is flying and another class completed!

Just a glimpse of the brilliant colors all around I can’t believe I’m near the end of my stay here. I can’t believe I just finished Effective Teams and Team Leaders. What a class… I have learned so much about myself as well as working in a team. One of the things I think that … Continue reading »

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